FREEZEOUT LAKE AND THE SNOW GEESE MIGRATION
March 26 - March 27
Once again FAS will be hosting a trip to view the snow geese migration on Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, 2021. The Snow Geese are moving north from their California wintering grounds to their arctic nesting areas along with
thousands of other waterfowl. They stop over at Freezout Lake WMA near Choteau to rest and feed. We will meet on Friday morning at 10 AM at the old K-Mart parking lot in Evergreen; from there, we will caravan to Choteau and arrive in time for the afternoon “fly-out.” After spending a night in Choteau, we will head back out to Freezout WMA just before daybreak to watch the “mass ascension” of geese from the ponds. After the morning’s birding, we will head north to Kalispell in the early afternoon and arrive home around 5 PM on Saturday. Bob Lee will provide a suggested
schedule and route, and will be in the front of the group. With the COVID pandemic and any relief unknown at this time, we will be taking precautions like masking and social distancing and no gathering for dinner. Participants may pursue the geese on their own as much or as little as they, the weather and the birds allow. Please make your own arrangements for lodging; primitive camping is available at Freezout Lake WMA. Motel options include the Stage Stop (406-466-5900), Gunther (406-466-5444), and Big Sky (406-466-5318). Make your reservations early as these hotels will likely fill up. For more information, including the meeting, contact Bob at RML3@centurytel.net or 406-270-0371.